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5/24/2018

An inauguration ceremony is planned for the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway in India on Sunday. A government spokesman said the toll road was designed to relieve congestion and was completed in "a record time of two years."

5/24/2018

Two city councils and the county commission in Grayson, Texas, have approved a thoroughfare plan developed by Huitt-Zollars. The plan incorporates proposed and alternate routing for the Grayson County Toll Road.

5/24/2018

HOV use has stayed "pretty steady" since HOV hours were expanded and tolls implemented for single riders on Interstate 66 within the Capital Beltway, said Virginia Deputy Transportation Secretary Nick Donohue. Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine said last week that "dynamic tolling is working along the corridor."

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5/24/2018

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has collected roughly $170,000 in outstanding tolls since legislation went into effect in August that permits actions such as placing liens against vehicle registrations and imposing felony theft charges for failure to pay tolls. The law also allows the commission to pursue scofflaws from other states, but the lack of reciprocity arrangements is a barrier.

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5/24/2018

Apple and Volkswagen will partner to turn some of the German automaker's new T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for Apple employees. Apple reportedly signed the deal after failed attempts to partner with BMW and Mercedes-Benz to develop electric autonomous vehicles.

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5/24/2018

China will implement policies and incentives modeled on California's Zero Emission Vehicle program to promote electric-vehicle sales in the country, which could enable it to maintain its lead in the global electric-vehicle market. Automakers must generate credits by selling electric vehicles or by purchasing them from competitors that do under California regulations.

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Quartz
5/24/2018

Truckload linehaul rates posted an 8.2% increase year over year in April, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul, and forecasts expect rates to gain at least 6% to 8% this year. Total intermodal freight cost grew 6.6% year over year due to tight truckload capacity and higher diesel costs.

5/24/2018

Starting next month, UPS will add $150 to its fee for pallets and parcels over the 150-pound weight limit -- increasing the price from $500 to $650. The company will also charge $1 for each package with mislabeled dimensions.

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5/24/2018

Growing e-commerce, personalization of goods and reduced access to low-cost labor will help propel mobile robot hardware revenues to more than $7 billion by 2022, up from $1.1 billion in 2017, according to a report from Interact Analysis. This includes autonomous mobile robots and automated guided vehicles, with the logistics industry being the fastest-growing vertical market for mobile robots.

5/23/2018

Kansas City, Mo., startup Integrated Roadways has partnered with Cisco, Kiewit, WSP and Wichita Concrete Pipe on a smart pavement pilot project in Colorado. The technology created through the project will detect the position of vehicles on the roadway and notify first responders when accidents occur.

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